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Catholic University Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
29 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great organization to be a part o

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great organization to be a part of.. fosters an environment conducive to learning. Allows adjuncts to think outside of the box and have complete control of subject matter.

    Cons

    Compensation structure could be better, personal growth depends completely on you - whether or not you want to put in the extra work.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Working at Catholic University was an incredible experience.

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    Former Employee - Sacristan  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sacristan in Washington, DC

    Pros

    The office culture at CUA is professional; however, the people that work there are interested in the whole person, not just a numbered-employee. I felt as though I was a person, not an object.

    Cons

    The work-life balance in my job was often challenging.

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  3.  

    If you are about to retire and have no desire to advance in your career path, this is the place for you

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Beautiful campus/landscaping, managers and staff members are pleasant to work with. Generous vacation and holidays, low-stress job.

    Cons

    The IT department had gone through horrible restructuring and reorganization that resulted in massive layoffs and resignation. Generally staff are treated as a second class citizens and the pay for staff is really low. Due to some financial predicament in the past few years, salary for mid and low level staff has remained static. Some of the senior level staff are over paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good atmosphere, very poor research laboratories

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Managers are very nice and the work place is peaceful

    Cons

    The facilities are old and not very comfortable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company values are very good and respectful

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Not worth the money

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Washington, DC

    Pros

    As a post-grad fellow, I enjoyed working for my professor, but it was only a short-lived position, so it really didn't get me too far.

    Cons

    They don't really have much in the way of support once students have graduated and are still struggling to find jobs. I've been out almost four years and still have not found permanent employment.

  7.  

    I do recommend to work here

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Friendly people, working environment is nice,people are willing to help each other

    Cons

    pay could be a little better, the university needs more diversity,

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent experience

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Had a terrific holiday schedule, and my compensation was more than fair for the level of work.

    Cons

    Health policies follow Catholic doctrine (obviously not surprising, but was a con for me). Definitely would see double the bureaucracy with both church hierarchy and academic hierarchy were involved in decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    Good people, make changes

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great people, good students. Dorm life improving little by little. Changes on South side of campus should help.

    Cons

    Bad upper management at the time, 2011. Some of the deans were not involved as they should be.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    CUA is an okay institution if you're okay with being oppressed-by professors and staff- and not using your own thoughts!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Most managers at Catholic are so nice and pleasant to work with. The scene is absolutely stunning with beautiful old buildings, centenary trees, green grass and flowers everywhere.

    Cons

    The administration doesn't care at all about your working conditions. usually the salary is a joke unless you have a more senior position. It's usually very cold there dying the winter. They don't like to turn on the heat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start communicating more with the lower-level positions and start to actually care about them. Communication is the key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Review

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    Former Employee - Senior RA  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior RA in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good people that love GOD & baby Jesus

    Cons

    There were some atheists there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pray

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    Positive Outlook
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